Bin sweep is in and working. Just in time too....scooping had taken all I had.
Bin sweeps are a PITA, but hopper bottom bins are expensive. The local seed farms have 5000 bu hopper bottoms for their shipping area. They don't sell much corn around home, but lots of peas, barley, oats, and canola. All seem to feed OK as long as the grain is clean and dry enough not to bridge.
Just for curiosity, does anyone around there use the non damaging flat conveyors for grain? Grain vacuums are as popular as bin sweeps at home, but they seem to need a lot of power. My closest neighbor uses a 10" x 60' auger. Big dia for volume and the length for tall bins. He uses a 50 - 60 hp tractor (JD 2130?) to power the auger.